Barack Obama, Richard Trumka

Union Leaders Ignore Labor History, Double Down on Partisan Politics

Samuel Gompers was the first president of the American Federation of Labor and thus one of the most important labor leaders in American history. On his watch, the American Federation of Labor became the largest and most powerful labor union in the country during a time in American history when labor unions were hardly popular.


UAW Teams Up with Big Brother

The UAW wants to organize a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, and has asked the State Department to mediate its discussions with the auto maker, since two previous attempts at organizing Southern Nissan plants have failed.